Analytical and Practical Aspects of Drug Testing in Hair

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Pascal Kintz
CRC Press, Apr 19, 2016 - Law - 382 pages
Many advances have been made since the publication of Drug Testing in Hair. The mid-1990s witnessed the progress in cannabis detection while the late 1990s focused on benzodiazepines detection and the applications in doping control. In more recent years, toxicologists centered on the detection in hair of a single exposure and the related applications in drug-facilitated crimes. Presenting these topics as well as the latest findings from the international community, Analytical and Practical Aspects of Drug Testing in Hair reviews all new developments, the validation of analytical procedures, and the interpretation of data.

Written by well-known, international authors, this comprehensive reference provides practical coverage of the best drug testing techniques and examines the drugs themselves. Some of the applications discussed include doping, drug-facilitated crime investigating, workplace testing, and the granting of drivers' licenses. The authors describe specific drugs, such as opiates, cocaine, and cannabis, and discuss the different testing methods for them. The book also covers postmortem toxicology, pitfalls created by passive exposure, and testing for metals, including inductively coupled plasma spectrometry (ICP-MS), hair multielementary analysis, and the new speciation analysis.

A complete, up-to-date resource that explains numerous drug testing techniques, Analytical and Practical Aspects of Drug Testing in Hair provides useful information for toxicologists, forensic scientists, sports medicine specialists, and pathologists.

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Pitfalls in the Interpretation of Hair Analysis Results for Cocaine Use
Chapter 3 Opioids Testing in Hair
Chapter 4 Hair Analysis for Cocaine
Chapter 5 Determination of Cannabinoids in Human Hair
Chapter 6 Amphetamine Determination in Hair
Chapter 7 Pharmaceuticals in Hair
Chapter 8 Screening Strategies in Hair Analysis on Drugs
Chapter 9 Clinical Applications of Hair Analysis
Chapter 11 Detection of Doping Agents in Human Hair
Chapter 12 Applications of Hair in DrugFacilitated Crime Evidence
Chapter 13 Application of Hair in DrivingLicense Regranting
Chapter 14 Alcohol Markers in Hair
Chapter 15 Workplace Drug Testing Using Hair Samples
Chapter 16 Metals
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Chapter 10 Hair in Postmortem Toxicology

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